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NEW Loan Buybacks Still an Issue; Input on Lender Turn Times; Goldman Sachs Freezes Foreclosures; eNotes; Investor Updates
NEW Industry Feedback on Foreclosure Debacle; Rate Sheet Rebate vs. Processing Turn Times; Best Practices Lender Guide; Acceptable Income Types
NEW Options ARM's - The Gift that Keeps on Giving; Top Lenders by Volume; Investor Angle on Foreclosure Issues
NEW WSJ Asks If Homebuyers Even Need Mortgage Brokers; Wells Wholesale Channel Staying Put; More on Foreclosures; Lock Extension Regs
NEW Feedback: Loan Closing Delayed on Foreclosed Property Purchase; More on Retained Servicing vs. Released; TPO FHA Production
NEW New FHA MIP in Effect; Foreclosure Mess Impacts Title Companies; Wells Stops Short Sale Extensions; Servicers Review Processes
NEW FHA MIP Updates Go Live on Monday; Flood Insurance Officially Extended; Lots of Lender Bulletins
NEW Chase Suspends Foreclosures; Loan Originators Victim of NMLS Scam; Low FICO Score Homebuyers; Commissions Swapped for Salaries
NEW Response to Rapid Refi Rumors; Wells Exec Speaks Out on Future of Mortgage Industry; Lock Desks Look for Loans; PMI Max LTV Increased
NEW Housing Supply vs. Housing Demand vs. Population Growth; Retained Credit Risk and Non-Agency Loan Securitization; Uniform Dataset Delivery
NEW Rural Housing Refi Funds Exhausted; HAMP Loan Mods vs. Non-Hamp Mods; Minimum FICO Score Update; Credit Unions Seized by Regulators; HECM Guidance
NEW National Flood Insurance Program Extended, Pending Presidential Signature; Foreclosure Process Articles; Too Much Home Price Data;
NEW Flood Insurance Program Deadline; Uniform Appraisal Data; New Reverse Mortgage Product; Foreclosures in Judicial States; GSE REO
NEW Servicing Values, AOTs vs. Direct Trades, Profit Margins and Rate Sheet Pricing
NEW GMAC Temporarily Suspends Foreclosures in 23 States; Discover Entering Mortgage Biz?; HMDA Data; New DU Version 8.2; Prop 4 in Florida
NEW Broker Originations Dry Up; 120-Day Credit Inquiry Guideline; HVCC News; Bank Closings; PMI Removes 25 Distressed MSA's
NEW More USDA Rural Housing Confusion; Fannie and Freddie Cost Estimates; FHA High Loan Balance Max DTI; Homeowner Outlook
NEW Originator Compensation Conference Call; Reducing Fraud with Freddie; AOTs vs. Direct Trades; Fannie Mae Econ Outlook; New Relock Policies
NEW FHA Underwater Refi Option; MBS Issuance; TBW & Freddie Mac Relief Open Access; Wells Buying USDA Product; PHH and JP Morgan Loan Purchase Agreement
NEW BofA's $20 Billion Buyback Issue; MDIA Impact at Month-End; Preparing for an Audit; Jumbo Loans on the Radar;
NEW Bad Mortgage Loans Almost Behind Us?; Lending Tree vs. Zillow; More on Self-Employed Borrowers; RESPA Tolerance Defects; FHA MIP Updates
NEW Extending Credit to Self-Employed Borrowers; FDIC Sells Delinquent Loans; Brokers Ordering FHA Case Numbers; 2nd Credit Pulls
NEW Flagstar Cutting Warehouse Lines; Section 502 Loans Move Ahead; Increase in Corporate Debt Issuance; Prepayment Speeds Faster
NEW Potential Spot to Shelf Jumbo Loan Paper; FHA Q&A on Condo Recerts; Buyback Breakdown; Lots of Lender Updates
NEW Zero-Down Payment Programs; New FHA Mortgagee Letter; Does the Value of Servicing Warrant Retaining It?
NEW Banks Prefer Cash Buyers in REO Sales; Freddie Mac Streamline Refi Program; Originator Capacity Constraints; Comments on Property Flipping
NEW Litany of Investor Bulletins: Mortgage Insurance, Appraisal Photos, Originator IDs, Incomplete GFEs, 203(b)'s, Reserve Requirements, No More ARMs
NEW Another Review of Originator Compensation Regs; Loan Programs That Don't Require an Appraisal; JP Morgan Cuts Deal to Reduce Buyback Exposure
NEW New FHA MIP Structure to Slow Streamlines; Appraisal Adjustments; GSE MBS Issuance in July; FDIC Transparency; Update on Non-Agency Paper
NEW Originator Compensation Guidance Offered by Lender; Common Reasons for Buyback Requests; Servicer Rankings; Warehouse Line News; Investor Updates
NEW Talk from the Trenches: Loan Pricing Margins Getting Crushed as Rally Persists; "Bad Loan Biz" Doing Well; FHA Steamline Product; Buybacks and Credit Overlays
NEW HAMP's Political Intentions;More Rural Housing Confusion; Investors Shy Away From Property Flipping; Credit Overlays
NEW HAMP Fallout Quadruples; FHA Condo Recertification Requirements; Rapid Refinance as Means to Distribute Money Around the Economy;
NEW Homeownership: Deed of Trust vs. Mortgage; Applying the Definition of Loan Originator; New FHA Jumbo FICO Floors; HOA Certs; Revised DTI Regs
NEW FHA Insures High Cost Multi-Family Housing Development; Taylor Bean Buyouts Impact Prepay Speeds; Non-Agency Delinquency Rates; REO Inventory;
NEW Homeowner Confidence Declines; Census Bureau Shares Housing Data; NY Fed Discusses the TBA MBS Market
NEW Fannie Mae 125% CLTV Product; Feedback on "All Cash" Real Estate Purchases; Updates from Flagstar, Wells, GMAC, Chase, FAMC
NEW Yield Spread Chatter; HARP Comments; SAFE Act Training; More GFE Errors
NEW Reg Z Rules and Proposals Galore; Closing Costs Higher; Freddie Gives Clients "Greater Flexibility"; Fannie Discusses Hardships
NEW More Loan Buyback Comments; MI Rescission Help; Bank MBS Holding Stats; Mortgage Fraud
NEW Mixed Feedback on Buybacks; More Home Buyers Paying with Cash; Fannie Mae Seller Guide Update; Commercial MBS Deal
NEW Buybacks Plague Industry from Top to Bottom: FHA Webinar Today; Update on Non-Agency Secondary Market; NMLS Deadlines Loom
NEW HUD Pushes Implementation of New FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium to October
NEW USDA Rural Housing Update; The Cost of New Regulations; More on the Pipeline Hedging Environment; Mortgage Jobs & New Warehouse Lender
NEW Fannie Mae Approves Genworth; Reams of FHA Updates; New Correspondent Investor; Bulletins from Wells, USB, SWS, Texas & SAFE Act
NEW Pipeline Hedging and Profit Margins; Still Dealing with the Same Rapid Refi Rumors; Fannie's Q2 Loss; FHA Insurance Funds Dwindle; Renegotiation Policies
NEW Investor Update After Investor Update: Overlays and Bulletins Galore
NEW Countrywide Settles Suit But Admits No Wrongdoing; How Secondary Prices Loans; Earnings from PHH, Radian, Ally;
NEW FHA Changes on the Horizon; Cross Selling Mortgages to Banking Clients; Failed MBS Trades; "Credit Repair" Fraud Case Settled;
NEW HVCC's Sun is Setting, Sort Of; Mega-Refinancing Rumors Dying Down; Loan Fraud Penalties